CBU to lower international enrolment to stabilize growth


Cape Breton University will be lowering its international enrolment after seeing a sharp increase in enrolments since 2018. The university has faced challenges with a lack of space on campus, and students have had issues finding suitable housing and jobs. CBU President David Dingwall said the university’s plan to reduce enrolments aims to “stabilize and manage growth.” The university plans to cap enrolment in popular programs, with a goal of having its student population drop from the current 9,100 students to 7,000 by Fall 2027. CBU also plans to draw international students from a wider range of countries and increase its pool of domestic applicants with hopes of having domestic students make up 40% of its student body by 2027.

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